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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

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Your history matters!

eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are members of eabh.

Membership

eabh members recognise their responsibility towards society. Only a well functioning financial sector can help to increase the welfare of all.

Research

eabh places current challenges of the financial sector into a historical context. Our historians work on long-term topics that matter to the management of financial institutions and policy makers.

Archive

eabh promotes archives. Accurate and accessible records of past activities are the indispensable foundation for a sustainable global financial system.

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Hugo Banziger: The Rise of Institutional Investors

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Membership

Our network

eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today’s decision makers can rely.

The legacy of the past continually resurfaces to determine actions in the present and the future. Through eabh membership institutions gain access to a global network of financial history experts who can provide  competent advice.

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Research

Recent publications

Institutional Investors

The history of professional fund management

eabh (ed.)

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Inflation, Money, Output

Economic and financial data underpinning analysis and policy making

Piet Clement

Carmen Hofmann

Jakub Kunert (eds.)

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2016

Carmen Hofmann

Gabriella Massaglia (eds.)

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Architecture & Finance Vol. 2

eabh bulletin 2017

Carmen Hofmann

Gabriella Massaglia (eds.)

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Archival Legislation for Finance (ALFF) in Europe

eabh believes that safeguarding the records of financial institutions will improve the protection of global financial stability. Authentic and reliable memory systems are needed to understand current crises and to evaluate risks.

For that reason a project on archival legislation for finance (ALFF) has been started in 2012 with the objective of collecting information about best practices of financial institutions in building and improving their archives.

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Events

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Can Finance Save the Planet?

Climate Change and its Implications for Investors and Policy Makers

6 May 2019

Frankfurt , Germany

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Conference

The Development of Financial Markets

20 Jun 2019

St. Petersburg, Russia

This conference adopts a longue durée approach to the historical study of the design of financial systems and their related institutions and explores some of the following questions: how should we coordinate financial systems to make them beneficial for society as a whole? Are there identifiable and transferable factors that facilitated growth and development in some economies as compared to others? What components of a financial system are important, and in which periods and under what circumstances? How have different parts of financial systems interacted throughout history? How has the past shaped the role of finance today?

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Archival Workshop

Minting History

Financial History at Face Value

21 Jun 2019

St. Petersburg, Russia

This  workshop is aimed at minting and financial institutions’ archivists, money museum curators and researchers. The extensive archives of mints are a treasure-trove of information often covering extended periods of time. Yet some of these archival treasures are only accessible to a handful of specialists or remain largely unknown to researchers and the public. This workshop aims to present these materials to a wider audience and make them more accessible to interested researchers and scholars.

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